[Wittrs] I Experience in Ordinary Language

  • From: Joseph Polanik <jpolanik@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 18:49:21 -0500

Cayuse wrote:

>Joseph Polanik wrote:

>>as I have reminded you on innumerable previous occasions, *my*
>>argument is 'I experience; therefore, I am ... an experiencer'.

>"I experience" is a mode of common speech that leads our thinking
>astray. It is possible to extricate oneself from the concomitant
>error, but it requires due diligence. Then it can be seen that the
>idea that there is a "hard problem" is part of that error.

yes, 'I experience' is a statement expressed in ordinary language; but,
there's no problem with it. if I am experiencing an afterimage and I
report 'I am experiencing an afterimage', it seems like a very accurate



Nothing Unreal is Self-Aware



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